Robert Drysdale finally makes his UFC debut on Sunday night, and he decided to open up about his controversial start in the promotion in 2013.
Drysdale, a jiu-jitsu world champion and ADCC openweight champion, was set to make his promotional debut at UFC 167, but was removed from a light heavyweight bout with Cody Donovan after failing a Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) mandated out-of-competition drug test.
Ironically, Drysdale was never suspended by the commission or punished by the UFC for te more
BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down rounds 3 through 5 of the spectacular back-and-forth fight between top featherweights Jeremy Stephens and Cub Swanson. Every fight fan loves a spectacular finish, but some of the greatest fights in history have been tactical wars. Aside from the judges' decision, which is often a notable drama of its own, the narrative of a long, back-and-forth fight can be more compelling than even the most spectacular finish. With Cub Swanson vs Jeremy Steph more
Urijah Faber does not lose non-title fights. more
Bantamweights Urijah Faber and Alex Caceres took part in a surprisingly competitive fight before the “California Kid” secured the victory in the third round. The preliminary portion of the UFC 175 fight card concluded with an entertaining collision between bantamweights Urijah Faber and Alex Caceres. It was a fight that outraged fans for not being a part of the Pay-Per-View broadcast, but hardly any complained once it was over.
The early moments of the contest were quite telling, as Faber strugg more
Frank Mir was known in the early days of his UFC career for his stunning submissions against many of the old guard. Case in point, check out this submission victory over Tank Abbott at UFC 41. more
According to oddsmakers, Alexis Davis is the biggest underdog on the UFC 175 bill. more
MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Chuck Mindenhall take a closer look at the top storylines heading into Saturday night's UFC 175, including UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman facing Lyoto Machida in the main event. UFC 175 also features UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey battling Alexis Davis in the co-main event.Check out the preview above. more
LAS VEGAS - Alex Caceres decided to aim high a couple months back and call out popular Urijah Faber for a fight.
Faber was only too happy to oblige, and Saturday night the veteran taught the upstart a few lessons. "The California Kid" rebounded from his loss to then-bantamweight champion Renan Barao in February and defeated Caceres at UFC 175 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
A rear-naked choke submission give the former WEC featherweight champ the win at 1:09 of the third round.
"He's very tou more
The first ever Welterweight (then called Lightweight) champ of the UFC and one of the game's most successful coaches has finally been inducted into the HOF. more